Posture Related Conditions
Many people who spend a significant amount of time sitting down don’t maintain the right posture. Unfortunately, they don’t realize the negative effects of poor posture until symptoms set in. At Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, our chiropractors offer ergonomic counseling to help you maintain proper posture and avoid posture-related issues in the future. If you are suffering from conditions like back pain, neck pain, and others caused by poor posture, we can also help you get relief using chiropractic care. Here are a few common symptoms of poor posture.
Back pain is among the most common conditions caused by poor posture. When a person has poor posture, they tend to put a lot of strain on the lower and upper back. This leads to back pain.
Neck Pain and Headache
If you sit down with your head lurched forward for an extended period of time, some of the muscles around the head and neck can be weakened and tightened, which causes neck pain and headaches.
Your diaphragm needs to contract and release with every breath you make to breathe properly. This requires it to have ample space in the thoracic cavity. When you have poor posture, you interfere with the thoracic cavity space, which causes breathing problems. These problems can cause other issues such as fatigue
Impaired Lung Function
If you stay in a poor posture for a long time, the amount of air you breathe into your lungs can be reduced significantly. This leads to impaired lung function, which may affect the brain and heart since they don’t get sufficient oxygen. This is common if you hunch or lean forward regularly. Over time, this can lead to severe problems such as poor cognitive function and shortness of breath.
Slowed Digestion and Heartburn
Poor posture can put pressure on the stomach, making stomach acid move in the wrong direction. This causes slowed digestion and heartburn. Also, when you slouch, you tend to compress the abdominal organs, which can greatly interfere with your metabolism over time.
Poor posture, such as slouching forward, can lead to incontinence, the condition associated with the inability to control urine. It does this by increasing the abdominal pressure, which, in turn, puts more pressure on the bladder. This interferes with the pelvic muscles’ ability to hold against the excess pressure on the bladder, causing incontinence.
Visit Maryland Farms Chiropractic for Poor Posture Counselling and Treatment
Don’t put yourself at risk of developing conditions caused by poor posture. If you spend significant time sitting down, visit Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, TN, for ergonomics counseling. We also offer treatment for the conditions caused by poor posture. Call us today at (615) 309-8279 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.